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Jun 22, 2018 07:32PM
Hey Gals (and Guys?),
Update on me:
Still busy packing up (and purging out!) my house after 18 years of living here - 1 kid (present) , 4 dogs (2 present) later.....
This 'alternative gal' is now 2 A/C done! Ony 2 more to go, then on to rads down in Georgia.
Wanted to list the supplements I take in case anyone is interested.
Started taking Claritin daily to counteract the Neulasta (I got the patch version). Foung 60 count for 45 count price. Maybe it helps, I don't know. I'm packing and moving boxes and furniture so I do get back pain but I noticed it more for a few days after the injection.
I take a Xanax to sleep for a few days after chemo as my sleep is just not good otherwise. I take 2mg which I've gotten in Europe. My onc prescribed .25mg (I need the script for work reasons, random drug testing). It helps me fall asleep and stay asleep without groggy side effects.
Colloidal silver. Took before DX, still take. It's controversial and everyone thinks their product is the best. I take Soverign Silver brand.
Echinacea capsules , now daily but mostly during winter months before DX. Natures way brand.
Senna leaves capsules, took after BMX due to pain relievers causing constipation. None now.
Calcium, mostly daily, when I remember. Rainbow Light or mykind organics brands
Arctic Kelp. Country life. Just started taking a few weeks ago. Read somewhere we don't get enough iodine in our diets? We don't use a lot of salt but I do use Himalayan salt when I cook.
Activated Charcoal. at night. A few days after chemo. Country Life brand.
Bee Pollen capsules. Daily. Y.S. Eco Bee Farms brand. Haven't had luck using granules.
Maca. Vega brand.
Biotin. 5mg. Country life brand
Vegan B12 by Mega Food.
Keratin Hair Booster has biotin and resveratrol also. Have taken resveratrol separately. Not sure it works/helps. I've had fine, thin hair my entire life. :(
Vitamin K2. Whole foods brand
Potassium. I think 99mg is standard? I have taken Solaray capsules and 365 whole foods brand tablets. I take potassium for leg cramps. Fopund that right after chemo the cramps increased so I upped to 2x/day instead of 1x/day.
L-lysine to ward off cold sores.I think amino acids ar always a good thing.
Coenzyme b-complex caplets by Copuntry life.
Turmeric Supreme capsules. by Gaia. At least 2x/day.
Liver Dextox liquid capsules, whole foods brand.
Vitamin Code raw Vit. C by Garden of Life.
I try to take 1 TB. of raw apple cider vinegar daily but don't. lol.
And a day or 2 after chemo I do a KOR shot called black magic found at whole foods. refrigerated.
It has coconut water, lemon juice, ginger root and activated charcoal.
And this is how I think I stay so healthy and energetic. :)
Jaybird. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope - Ovid.
3/4/2005 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Silicone implant
3/5/2005, IDC, Right, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-